Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

html paragraph to table - 249 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 10
convert yml into java pojo field - 620 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 1827 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 20
simple format - 2359 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 15
Cool or not? - 374 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1051 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 315 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4244 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 3797 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
move titles next to url, in quotes - 243 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 173 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 5788 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Collect List - 3399 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9371 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 1329 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 1983 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 12
Convert Application Output to CSV - 97 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 8973 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 10831 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 250 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 754 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1259 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 1261 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple text editing with Vim - 10275 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1456 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 12111 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 16
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23987 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 17
Increment each number - 392 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array transposition - 1515 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11351 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
Split line with dots - 1794 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5464 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2028 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Team names - 1392 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
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